Program Description
Downtown Seattle/Bellevue Swim Team (DBST) Masters has organized practices for adults, ages from 18 to 101+ years, not swimming lessons. There is an on-deck coach to lead the practices and provide group and individual instructions for stroke improvements. Some swimmers compete in meets, open water competitions and triathlons, but these are not required.

Program Goals
- To encourage swimmers to make swimming an enjoyable lifelong activity
- To help each swimmer improve their strokes and reach their aquatic fitness goals
- To make workouts interesting, enjoyable and challenging for each swimmer
- To encourage more participation in team activities including social events, special challenge swims, meets and open water activities
- To encourage swimmers to support and join United States Masters Swimming ( which supports all adult swimming

Interested swimmers should be:
- Able to swim the front crawl, back crawl and breaststroke (good technique and form are not necessary... We can help you with that)
- Able to swim 500 yards (20 lengths x 25 yards) more or less continuously (Don't worry. Join us and soon this will seem easy)
- Willing to learn the butterfly
- Able to swim 4 lengths (100 yards) front crawl in under 3 minutes